Karla Langley 

Review for Plantar Fasciitis

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 150 lbs
  • 5' 6"
  • Naperville, IL
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 4 - 6 Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Runner No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr. Zygmunt

Treatment Ratings

    Orthotics, Supportive Shoes, Night splint
    Not Improved
    Physical Therapy, Stretching, Taping, Rest, Platelet Rich Plasma Injection, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Strengthening Exercises

My plantar fasciitis journey began in June of 2014 which is when I went to a foot specialty store and got fitted for orthotics and bought recommended walking shoes. These helped marginally. In January of 2015, I contacted my primary care physician and he referred me to 6 weeks of physical therapy. Not much improvement there. Fast forward to June of 2015 when my primary referred me to a podiatrist who gave me my 1st cortisone injection, fitted me for orthotics,(I now have 3 pair) and gave me a night splint. The injection worked beautifully and the splint did give some relief as well. I had a total of 4 injections which stopped working. Next, my Dr. tried the platelet rich plasma injection. This was quite a bit more involved than the cortisone injections as my foot had to be numbed. I wore a giant boot for 2 weeks to "rest" the foot, to no avail. I am scheduled to have endoscopic release of the plantar fascia on Dec. 19.

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